Dry Docking

With professional planning, preparation and execution, we make dry docking predictable and efficient.

Every vessel is required to dry dock at least once every 5 years. The duration of a normal dry docking project is 10-14 days. If dry dock is poorly managed, the expenses and time can escalate and important defects may not be identified and corrected.

We identify objectives by engaging stakeholders, preparing comprehensive specifications and executing the project according to plan. This way, we minimise unplanned expenses and ensure high quality.

Sanjiv Rastogi, Head of New Building and Technical Services

Benefits of Having a Dedicated Dry Docking Team

Influence with shipyards


  • Improved quotation (cost and time)
  • Priority for dock space
  • Better influence on outcome
  • Single point of contact for shipyards management

Continuous improvement


  • Accumulative knowledge and experience to benefit our clients
  • KPIs
  • Valuable database

Project management competence


  • Developed competence through training and experience
  • Core work is docking by usage of software
  • Digital and prompt reports guaranteed

More resource allocation


  • Optimising vessel managers' and fleet managers' man hours spent in docking preparation
  • Ship staff spend less time / resources in docking preparations

Docking cost reduction for clients


  • Reduced unplanned cost
  • Improved efficiency and accuracy
  • Improved docking management and supervision

Promotes transparency to customers


  • Improved reporting quality and on time
  • Financial, technical and time progress updates
  • Limited software access can be provided to customers

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Our Services

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    Lay-Up Management

    We strongly believe in vessel preservation and maintenance during lay-up. This is essential to ensure vessel performance is optimal when reactivated.

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    New Building Supervision

    Total supervision of your new building from specification review to delivery.

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    Green Recycling

    We advocate for a safe and sustainable environment so it is not surprising for us to offer green recycling solutions to ships and rigs.

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    Inventory of Hazardous Materials

    It will soon be a MUST to have an Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM). The coming requirement will be made mandatory by the EU Ship Recycling Regulation 2013 for vessels calling on any EU ports. We provide Class certified IHM for all types of vessels anywhere in the world.